The use of alternative methods to recover gold is being encouraged in Guyana
The use of alternative methods to recover Gold other than the use of mercury is being encouraged in Guyana as more and more countries around the world are limiting its use because of fears of environmental damage. Stake holders in the mining industry here have been on the defensive since the announcement earlier this year that Government intends to ban the use of Mercury come jan 1 2013. That however has been shelved after a meeting between Stakeholders and President Donald Ramotar. But according to former GGMC Chairman William Woolford there may be a way to get around the use of mercury if it is banned.
At that function too Prime Minister Sam Hinds paid tribute to the miners in Guyana and encouraged them to keep faith with the industry and try to improve the way they operate
Based on their figures so far this year, The Ministry of Natural Resources has announced that Gold declarations for 2012 are set to exceed the 360,000 ounces that were declared in 2011.